Sweden to host World Leaders Conference to Combat Anti-Semitism in October 2020
27, May 2019
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- Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced that Sweden will host an International Conference against Anti-Semitism in memory of the Holocaust in October 2020.
- It will be held in Malmo, Southern Sweden, on October 27 and 28, 20 years after the Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust and 75 years after the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
- The decision to fight against anti-Semitism is taken after the relations with Israel have been in trouble since the Nordic state’s recognition of a Palestinian state by Lofven’s Government in 2014.
- After the attacks in Paris and Copenhagen in 201 5, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre had called for a European conference against anti-Semitism.